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Janis Clone
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Max temp
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What is the maximum internal temperature a compost pile can get up to before it becomes a danger to the worms?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ar-Pharazon May 7, 2012.


I appreciate all the input!  I believe after reading much and watching videos on Youtube, I will try my hand at vermicomposting on a smaller scale within bins.  For development of larger amounts of…Continue

Started May 6, 2012

Maine Winters and Compost
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I'm glad for the ideas about winterizing a compost for the winter weather - I have a summer home in Maine and I was toying with the idea of also starting to vermi-compost up their this summer but I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Feiller May 5, 2012.

Worm Eggs
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I have a question :   I've been reading some articles about composting and worms on the internet - I ran across a statement that was made concerning dealing with the harsh winters -   If a compost…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Garbage Guru May 7, 2012.


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Profile Information

When did you start composting with worms?
April 25, 2012
How were you introduced to vermicomposting?
A Friend
What do your worms like to eat?
I don't know yet!
What kinds of worms do you have?
I'm using Red Worms
What worm bins do you use?
Outdoor Garden Beds Also got a Worm Factory 360!
How many pounds of garbage do your worms recycle each week?
5 Right Now?
About Me:
I'm a Gardener and I wish to use worms to enhance my veggies and flowers!

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New Batch

I've secured some more worms.  Found them local via Craigslist which was nice.  I think I'm done spending money on this adventure.

I'm ready to just enjoy my tomatoes and lettuce when they come in!

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 4:18am — 1 Comment

So Far So Good.

My worms seem to be happy.  They are eating some leftover oatmeal today!

I do think I may have to get some more worms to eat as much leftovers as I produce. . This is to much fun.

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 1:50pm — 2 Comments

New Direction

I've decided to discard my ideas of adding worms directly into my garden beds and do as Andrew suggested -

I've got 2 10 gallon totes that I've filled with moist peat moss and other debris  - I'll put my worms in that environment which will be controlled - I really think this is the most efficient way to create the great compost for my garden.   

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 7:00pm


Thank for your the information and ideas -  I'm not very capable of building anything so I'm worry about spending money and doing everything totally wrong.

Do you think in the end it is simply best to just get a Worm Factory type composter - Compost my food scraps in a controlled  environment and simply add the compost to my garden beds? 

I am afraid after reading and researching that my garden beds would just turn into a death zone for the worms due to lack of proper…


Posted on May 1, 2012 at 6:23am — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:39pm on April 30, 2012, Rich Feiller said…
Welcome Janis.
You may aready have composting worms in you garden. If you have access to horse manure soak it into your raised bed. I have to large compost bins that became worm bins on their own, full of red wigglers and other.
However Kara's suggestion works very well and it gives you a central area to use up you organic waste. If you have moles inyour area you may want to put down some netting first then then your raised bed moles love worms! Good luck.
I have had two large raised worm bed veggie gardens it is amazing!
At 8:01am on August 8, 2012, Emilio said…

ah! Cool. thanks Janis!

At 8:29am on August 8, 2012, Brandon Koots said…

Hi Janis! I am really happy that you have been reading my blog. I have always loved gardening as a kid. My grandfather has this huge piece of land where they plant vegtables every year. I loved going there to see it. When I was 11 years old, I decided to start myself. And so I continued.

At 6:39pm on September 16, 2012, iJohn said…

Hello Janis, thanks for inquiring...!

The weeks leading up to the "arrival" were very exciting, gathering bedding, shredding, let be known to my friends, I would expect "care packages" from them IE: scraps...  I modified a RM , filled it with bedding was prodded to include some VC by a member, checking temp,humidity, fluffing... Finally door bell rings, parcel has arrive, open it, big sigh of relief, all seems well...! Transfer them to their new home, within minutes they go "down under" not to be seen again since... Now there's "anticlimactic" and then there's the day after your first worm delivery...!!! 

PS I know alllll is well seeing there not trying to be on the lamb...

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